THE Nexgen GolFun summer camp starts on August 15 and ends August 27 at Woolford Avenue, Georgetown ground and will allow youths from varied backgrounds to experience a number of sports and activities over a two-week period. A large number of kids from Lions, Scouts, PYARG, and Enmore Orphanage will participate as a result of contributions by sponsors.
President of the Guyana Golf Association (GGA), Aleem Hussain explained, “We believe that by providing a variety of options for the youths, we both engage their interest and expose hidden talents in areas we may not discover unless they have an opportunity to participate. Our sponsor base shows that there is a desire to support our Golf programme and we plan on growing it to include other regions.”
The youths will take part in golf, table tennis, archery, physical fitness challenges, first aid and self-defence classes and finish with a skills tournament for prizes and trophies based on age and gender.
Parents will be treated to complimentary massages, taught how to fly a drone and engage in wine-tasting and tea parties while they wait for the children to complete classes.
This is the third year for the camp which started in memory of Shafura Hussain and coach Colin Ming and it is expected that approximately 160 youngsters will take part this year. Camp organisers are of the opinion that children should be exposed to a variety of options and then focus on the areas or sports they excel at instead of being pushed into selected programmes.
With the overwhelming support of corporate Guyana, which has made great strides in the development of sports, post COVID-19 restrictions major companies recently threw their support behind the camp, adding significantly to the number of previous sponsors who were initially on board.
Among the major sponsors are; Pegasus Hotel & Suites; Digicel Business Services; MovieTowne Guyana; Toolsie Persaud Ltd; CMC Security Services; Mohamed’s Enterprise; HRTN; Beacon Cafe; Sunshine Snacks; Sterling Products Ltd; Junior Sammy Guyana; V&V Distributors; Comfort Sleep; Vivaanta Spa; Kings Jewellery;
Palm Court; Caliper Drones; Assuria General Insurance; Rentokil Initial Guyana Ltd and Guyana Beverages.
Survival Supermarket Sheriff Street; Ramchand Auto; Praetorian Security Services; Earthman Investments Print; Dr Paloma Mohamed (UG); CIDI BlueLife Waters; Party Castle; ModFin Salon & Spa; The Italian Gourmet; Trophy Stall; Demerara Mutual Fire & Life Insurance and Jaxx Restaurant.
The camp runs Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 16:00hrs to 18:00hrs and provides all equipment, training, snacks, water and ice-cream for the final day graduation. (Clifton Ross)